Scandinavian Rugs - Scandinavia is known for their Rya and Rollakan Scandinavian rugs. Named after a town in southwest Sweden, Rya Swedish rugs date back to the 16th century. At first the rugs were made in solid colors, featuring black, gray, white and yellow but as time passed geometric shapes and floral designs were introduced. Used by nobility as bedding and a display of social standing, Rya Swedish rugs were often displayed as tapestries and exhibited as family heirlooms. Rollakan rugs are distinctive Scandinavian folk weavings that are flat woven tapestry rugs. In recent months we have seen a tremendous increase in the demand for Mid-Century Modern Rugs and for vintage rugs from Scandinavia especially. Vintage Scandinavian Rugs work well as transitional pieces by adding an art deco feel and look which goes hand in hand with the current interior design trends. The shift towards mid-century modern decors has surely done wonders for the prices of Scandinavian rugs and they are finally being recognized for the great work of art that they truly are. Scandinavian Rugs can be found in both flat weaves as well as piled carpets. Below you will find a selection of vintage Scandinavian rugs.
Prices for good Scandinavian rugs has been increasing tremendously. The recent spike in interest in Mid-Century modern interiors has rejuvenated the demand for rugs and carpets from Scandinavia in a big way. The Scandinavia rugs are truly great works of art and are appreciated by many collectors, designers and consumers from all over the world. The great example of Scandinavian rugs have struck a chord with people who are looking for something different, more modernist and, in some cases, nostalgic.
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185 Rugs Found in Scandinavian Rugs
This delightful patchwork collage depicts a beautiful assemblage of distinctive variegated patterns and striped knits crafted by the legendary Missoni design house.
This delightfully abstract and beautifully colored vintage Swedish rug features a stunning assortment of abstract peacocks rendered in clear jewel-tone colors.
This graphic vintage Swedish Kilim displays a superb variety of geometric motifs and Nordic patterns that have a rustic tribal appearance with a mid-century flair.
Crafted in Sweden, this decorative Scandinavian rug features a spectacular Gobelins-style tapestry composition that depicts a lively European market scene.
Crafted in the mid-20th century, this vintage Swedish deco rug features an energetic yin-yang pattern with bold colors, sweeping lines and sumptuous rya textures.
Undulating curves, organic shapes and gradient stripes give this round vintage Swedish deco rug a brilliant, abstract op-art appearance that is entirely modern.
Drawn in a bold abstract style, this stunning vintage Swedish deco rug features a dramatic spiraling vortex rendered in a chic selection of fiery warm colors.
This spectacular vintage Swedish deco shag rug depicts a phenomenal abstract pattern of sweeping geometric waves that have exquisite colors and a mod op-art style.
Woven from a colorful melange of textural fibers, this vintage Swedish rag rug is a whimsical work of art with outstanding rustic and modern appeal.
This striking Finnish Rya or long pile rug is a classic example of the type. Originally developed as bedding coverlets, these rugs are luxuriantly soft and comfortable.
Fabulously modern and superbly stylish, this vintage Swedish deco shag rug is the ultimate accessory for op-art, Danish modern or retro-inspired interiors.
Representing rustic minimalism at its best, this splendid mid-century Swedish rag rug depicts a host of wildly colored stripes set over a chic ashen-gray ground.
This celestial vintage Swedish deco rug features a fabulous pattern of interlocked warm-tone crescents paired with saturated roundels and decorative shaded accents.
This delightful vintage mid-century Swedish tapestry depicts a relaxed shepherd watching over a diverse flock of sheep and a pastoral scene that has bucolic charm.
This distinctive Swedish rag rug displays a wildly striped, richly variegated visage incorporating grounded earth tones, saturated aquatic colors and chic neutrals.
Simple crescent motifs rendered in contrasting colorways create a sleek contemporary design statement in this stylish vintage rug created in Scandinavia.
This phenomenal vintage Swedish rug
features a bold geometric composition with repeating elements and concentric outlines executed in augmented primary colors.
This bold and exuberant Finnish Rya has a classic abstract "kehra" pattern of circles and lines in a luscious...
Crafted in the mid-20th century, this striking vintage Swedish deco rug showcases a formal pattern of abstract geometric figures drawn in an impressionistic style.
This lovely Swedish deco rug has a a stunning stepped geometry on a burnt orange ground set against a warm ivory-tan border.
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